‘Hello’ -no passwords!

July 3rd, 2018 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

Microsoft plans to replace passwords with Windows Hello and other tools, starting from the Windows 10 April 2018 Update in S mode which allows cloud users an end-to-end experience that does not require any passwords.

Microsoft promises to rid the world of passwords and to replace those with more convenient and secure options, the company announced in a Tuesday blog post. “Nobody likes passwords. They are inconvenient, insecure, and expensive,” ………. end users “should never have to deal with passwords in their day-to-day lives,” and to replace passwords with “user credentials [that] cannot be cracked, breached, or phished.”

Windows Hello, which was introduced in Windows 10, uses biometric sensors to verify a user’s identity e.g. fingerprint or a face scan. It has since introduced the Authenticator app, which allows users to log into their Microsoft account on their desktop using their phone.

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